Tao Te Ching, #10, an apple and snow

I can see this nighttime snowfall

in its prismatic whiteness,

deeply white:

layers of light on light

white so white

a fiery whiteness

and breathtakingly

cold.


I taste this apple

golden fine meat and sweet

red-yellow healing fruit

for the nations beginning with

my tongue, then yours,

then shared

in noisy gratitude.


But quiet now:

hussshhh in the silence and

listen

deeply


listen


because there is more

there is always more

world without end

white and sweet

amen

to read other chapters of reaction to the tao: http://taochow.wikispaces.com/Chapter+10

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